There are many who believe in the love of God, but reject the “legalism” of commandments. God said mercy is “to those who love Me and keep My commandments” (Exodus 20:6 NKJV). Jesus said: “If you love Me, keep My commandments” and, “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him” (John 14:15, 21 NKJV). “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love” (John 15:10 NKJV). “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments” (1 John 5:3 NKJV). No one has the “love of God” who rejects His commandments.
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.